HTMLFormElement: reset event

The reset event fires when a <form> is reset.

General info

Interface Event
Bubbles Yes (although specified as a simple event that doesn't bubble)
Cancelable Yes
Targets Element
Default Action Reset the value of all elements of the parent form.

Examples

This example uses EventTarget.addEventListener() to listen for form resets, and logs the current Event.timeStamp whenever that occurs.

HTML

<form id="form">
  <label>Test field: <input type="text"></label>
  <br><br>
  <button type="reset">Reset form</button>
</form>
<p id="log"></p>

JavaScript

function logReset(event) {
  log.textContent = `Form reset! Time stamp: ${event.timeStamp}`;
}

const form = document.getElementById('form');
const log = document.getElementById('log');
form.addEventListener('reset', logReset);

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
HTML 5.2
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation No change
HTML 5.1
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation Added info that the event is not trusted.
HTML5
The definition of 'reset' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
reset eventChrome Full support YesEdge Full support YesFirefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

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Last updated by: estelle,